If nature offers us materials and textures, it is through contact with them that artists sublimate them according to their imagination and gestures. By highlighting an emblematic selection of the gallery’s creators, Spazio Nobile lifts the veil on a sensitive and universal vocabulary that is rooted in our shared imagination. The materials, although raw and derived from the earth’s resources, are here worked with delicacy and sensitivity in a direct and tactile relationship to the body and mind. Innovating in the existing. The senses are awakened by contact with organic materials transformed by the artistic impetus and mastery of the creator, such as tactility that is both visual and emotional: glazed stoneware and porcelain, tufted or woven textile fibres, sculpted, turned, oxidised or limed wood, thick leather, eroded iron, patinated bronze and silver, pleated or lacquered paper… All miraculous and non-repetitive tactility. This impermanent nature of things, which joins that of our often too civilised territories, becomes the receptacle of our collective memory. In search of authenticity, tactility takes shape in the texture and textility of fibres that intermingle and incorporate each other; in a body of work that responds to each other. Natural order is restored through these contemplative tactilities. The creations on show join the living fibres to the organs of the earth in a mesh that reconnects with our primary and primordial roots. L’odore del sole, le voci lontane (the smell of the sun, the distant voices…) This quote of the Italian poet Cesare Pavese, which is the eponym title of Vera Vermeersch’s tapestry, translates the quintessence of these works gathered by Spazio Nobile for PAD Paris.
A Group show with François Azambourg, Isabelle de Borchgrave, Jesper Eriksson, Ernst Gamperl, Éva Garcia, Garnier & Linker, Kaspar Hamacher, Sebastian Herkner, Pao Hui Kao, Katherine Huskie, Jin Kuramoto, Päivi Rintaniemi, Kustaa Saksi, Bela Silva, Piet Stockmans, Ann Beate Tempelhaug, Adi Toch, Fabian von Spreckelsen, Kiki van Eijk, Vera Vermeersch & Philipp Weber